A Polk County man was arrested and charged Tuesday after deputies said he stole property from a "friend’s house" — then tried to sell those items back to the friend.

  • Deputies: Polk County man tried to sell stolen items back to victim
  • Irvin Robinson charged with grand theft, probation violation
  • Robinson stole gun, money from woman, deputies say

Deputies said Irvin Robinson visited with a friend overnight and in the morning, stole jewelry, a handgun and money from the victim’s purse.

Later in the day, Robinson tried to sell the victim’s stolen property back to her through social media, deputies said.

"Here’s the message: If you decide to steal property after a sleep over, don’t try to sell the items back to the person you've stolen the property from - it probably won’t end in your favor," the Sheriff's Office wrote on their Facebook page

The victim alerted authorities, and Polk County deputies made contact with the suspect and said Robinson denied his involvement in the theft.

He was arrested and charged with grand theft, grand theft of a firearm and probation violation.

Deputies said he is on an active felony probation for fraudulent use of an identification.